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Old 05-16-2005, 03:51 PM   #1
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ok my brother wants me to price up a computer for him with the price range around $1500.00 which is only for...case/mobo/video/cpu/psu/ram so i figure i can do it. what do you think about this setup. oh btw he doesnt make much moeny and will not be able to upgrade alot so im thinking this:


-AMD - Athlon-64 1.8Ghz, S-939 32/64 Bit, 512K, (3000+), Retail Box= $214.00

-MSI K8N NEO4-F (NF4, PCIe x16, 4xPCI, 4xSATA nVRAID, GbL, AUDIO)= $124.00

-OCZ PC-3200 Dual Channel Premier (2x512) 2.5-3-3-7 (Ltd. Lifetime)= $148.00

-ATI Sapphire X850XT Platinum Edition 256M DDR VIVO PCI-E (Retail)= $681.00

-Nikao X-Blade Black Gaming Case w/ no LCD Panel - w/ 450w P/S= $55.00

-Aspire X-SuperAlien 500W P.S. (Black) w/ Dual Blue fans (12V is 34A)= $86.00

Total $1504.20

so what do yea think. feel free to make suggestions, he wont be building it for another month anyway and i figure he shouldnt have any complaints with this system. he's switching hard drive/optical drives/etc. thats not on that list from his other computer so dont worry about the other things.
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Old 05-16-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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Not sure if this proccessor fits you, but it less money..

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Processor (Winchester) Socket 939 Retail - $190.00
URL: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80701-2

You could also save like 81 dollars on the video card..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...C-pr1c3grabb3r

You could also save money on the ram..
Here: http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...&AFFIL=pg&NR=1
or here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...C-PRICEGRABBER
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lol forgot to say im canadian and he doesnt want to buy from america and get it sent down or sent to relatives.
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Old 05-16-2005, 08:51 PM   #4
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Does he really need that graphics card? Theirs a lot of money going into that, I persoanlly might go for something of a little less quality and go for a slightly better cpu, something like a 2.2 ghz amd processor. BTW, isn't ATI supposedly coming out with a new graphics card that will be supposedly their best card yet? If so that might drive down the cost of that graphics card if you can wait a little. I could have sworn I heard a not too far off release date, yet I could be mistaken.
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yes he wants one that he will be able to play games with (any game out right now and for a little bit on highest settings) and that he wont have to replace for a while
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